Captain James Cook Walking

Walking in Captain Cook Country

Miles Upon Miles

Take on the challenge of the hills, dales and coast. Climb high and let the fresh air in, delight in the magnificent views across wild moorland and the changing colours of the sea. Let it all play its part in refreshing and invigorating the soul - life takes on a different perspective when you're surrounded by nature.

This is real walking country that entices not only the keen walkers, but also those looking for a peaceful stroll among the hills and forests or simply a place to picnic with family and friends. From gentle rambles in green valleys to the wilder paths rising to rugged moors and cliffs.

For the experienced walker there's the Cleveland Way, 110 miles of breathtaking country and coastal pathway from Helmsley right through Captain Cook Country to Filey.

You don't need to do it all - there's a wide choice of short local walks all along the Heritage Coast and inland on the North York Moors and forests. Many walks are waymarked for easy enjoyment, and a series of guided walks are always available throughout the year in this walkers' paradise.

In Great Ayton you'll find a walk associated with James Cook's early life there. Known as Cook's Boyhood Walk - it's a circular 4.5 miles from Easby Moor to Roseberry Topping via Airyholme Farm where Cook spent his childhood and back across the moor. Whatever your idea of a good walk may be, you're sure to find it here.

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